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have a good one. >> caption colorado, llc good morning. ready for liftoff. shuttle "atlantis" and its crew all set to go and loaded in. nasa watches the weather hoping it will be clear enough to launch america's final space schultz mission. we are live at the kennedy space center with complete coverage for you of this morning's scheduled launch. stop the presses. as rupert murdoch's company shuts down a london newspaper accused of widespread phone hacking and its former editor who became a spokesman for britain's prm prime minister is arrested. royal stars. william and catherine arrive in l.a. later today. we will show you who will hang out with the royal newlyweds,
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"early" this friday morning, july 8th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs good friday morning to you. we're coming to you live from the kennedy space center. i'm erica hill along with chris wragge who is in new york. we look at a live picture there of the launch pad ready to go. >> so much buildup. at the mercy of mother nature and that is the big story all morning but looks like things look pretty good around you right now so our fingers are crossed and hoping for the best. >> consensus is positive. as for this morning's scheduled law firm we don't know if mother nature will cooperate but we are watching closely. cbs news correspondent bob orr has the latest for us this hour on the launch. >> reporter: "atlantis" is ready to go. no technical issues. the astronauts are now strapped
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into the spacecraft. the weather is still iffy and the launch is still uncertain. despite diminishing hopes for a friday liftoff, nasa overnight pumping 500,000 of liquid fuel in the large orange external tank of shuttle lnts"atlantis." they are continuing their final preparations for launch but for the past two days the weather at kennedy space center has been horrible. a lightning strike hit launch pad 39a on thursday. forcing nasa engineers to recheck critical systems and more storms are possible today. the shuttle can't blast off if there is rain or lightning within 20 miles of the pad or strong cross winds at the kennedy landing strip. >> i wish i had better weather for you but we have a 70% of showers and thunderstorms we expect in the area. >> reporter: if today's launch is scrubbed nasa could try tomorrow or on sunday. the weather still a potential problem is expected to improve
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through the weekend. nasa's test director jeff spaulding says they will be looking for a break and will go as soon as they can. >> when we have opportunity, i think, generally, we are going to take it and what we want to do because we want to -- you know, it's a really tough day if you make a decision not to go and it turns out to be good weather. >> reporter: there was some consideration this morning of maybe having an earlier scrub so they would protect an opportunity tomorrow but they have decided to go for it. the launch countdown is continuing and now up to the weather to give us a break. >> bob, thanks. joining us in the studio is florida senator and former space shuttle astronaut bill nelson. sir, good to have you with us this morning. this impacts you on so many levels. as a senator from florida, fifth generation of floridian but someone who was aboard the space shuttle "columbia." your personal thoughts as you watch this and prepare for this this morning. >> it's a tough time because it's the end of an era but the space shuttle sometimes known as
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the space truck has done its job and after we lost "columbia" back in 2003 they said you've got to fly only so long as you have to have the shuttle to build a space station and then replace it with a safer rocket. because they are inherenting safety problems in this design but it's done very well. this will be 135 missions. it's built this gigantic space station. you don't realize how big it is. it's 120 yards long. that's from one end zone to another on a football field. and they are doing tremendous science up there. they have developed a vaccine for sal andmonella and one going into hospitals. >> if you look at the incredible
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accomplishments the last few years are you confident that america will continue to lead when it comes to development of technologies and discovers in space? >> unless we have a real problem with our budget like the house of representatives just what kind nasa but we will restore most of that in the senate and if we can keep that kind of level funding for nas, a they can builtd the rockets get to to and from the space station and one will be test fired this fall and rendezvous and dock with the space station and then build a new big rocket to let nasa do what it needs to see which is explore the cosmos. >> the u.s. ask reliant on the soyu soyuz does that take away from the space program? u.s. astronauts doing the work
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of nasa when they are going up in a different way? >> it's a disappointment. we don't have the new rocket ready by the time that we're shutting down the shuttle. but we have had to rely on the russians before. for example, we were down over two years after we lost "columbia." we still got to and from the space station and we did that with our partners who helped us build a space station. that's the russians. >> senator bill nelson a pleasure to have you with us. thanks. >> thanks. >> chris, back to you in new york. >> back to you in a few moments. british prime minister is calling for new tough rules for the press while his former spokesman is questioned by police in connection with phone hacking scandal at britain's largest sunday newspaper. elizabeth palmer is in london for the latest from london. >> reporter: this scandal is six years ago old but it just won't quit. it's now dragged in members of the media, the police and also the senior members of britain's political establishment.
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with the news of the world scandal now threatening his own political reputation, the prime minister vowed to get to the bottom of this gigantic mess. >> we turn a blind eye to the need to sort this issue soto change the way our newspapers are regulated. >> isn't it time you said not that you take responsibilities but you screwed up? >> reporter: cameron personally chose the former editor of the news of the world as his communications adviser. andy coulson was arrested and former editor of news of the world has done jail time for phone hacking. the news of the world has been a sunday institution in britain for 168 years selling more than 2 million copes a week with the mixture of gossip girls and sensational tabloid stings. like this one last year where a reporter recorded sarah
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ferguson ex-wife of prince andrew offering to sell access -- for $800,000. in fact, news of the world undoing began with another member of the royal family prince william. in 2005 he read details in the paper that could only have come from his personal voice mail. police tracked the hacking to the news of the world. that was bad enough. over the years it turned out celebrities hit, too as had the family of a murdered teenager and the families of british soldiers killed northbound action. the media tightened rupert murdoch who refused to comment. many fingers are pointing to rebecca brooks now a senior executive with murdoch's empire but at the time was the editor of news of the world. so far the murdochs are defending rebecca brooks job but
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this is far from over. >> when is the response of the media the paper going away after 168 years? >> reporter: it's a bombshell and a great sadness because it's tradition but a lot of speculation about what is to come. more arrests and certainly more resignations and a lot of interest how this will affect the murdoch business empire. i see the stock is down 4% of the parent company in new york this morning. one of their deals has now been delayed here in britain. >> a 12 million pound deal we will talk about in a minute. eleanor goodman is from channel 14 in britain. good morning. >> good morning. >> how extraordinary move of this is for a paper around almost 170 years to all of a sudden just shut down like this? >> it is extraordinary. i was talking to a person
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earlier today like a pencil line on a boat. murdoch is trying to keep his empire afloat and every time he does it he has to throw something overboard. the first thing he threw overboard if you like is andy coulson the former editor and now throwing over the newspaper which is a golden egg over here for him. looks like he will finally accept the inevitable and accept the resignation of the former editor of the news of the world rebecca brooks. it's very difficult to see what else she could say other than i resign i accept responsibility. >> let's talk about this deal though, that elizabeth just mentioned a you for a moments ago involved in his massive $12 billion pound build to acquire british sky news. how do these developments impact or impede the requirements necessary to make that entity? >> it will unlikely go ahead. one of the authorities is
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looking at at it with great concern. a question of the value of the stock what the shareholders will think of the deal now. i think it's very unlikely it will go ahead. at least in the short term. but it's still a political problem for the prime minister because he would dearly love to be seen as the man who gets up and says we can't do this. but, in fact, under the law he can't be that emphatic so he is made to look weak which is dangerous for him. >> how much of a liability is this for the prime minister? he spoke this morning. the cozy relationship between the british media and politicians ends now. do you believe that because he has had a very cozy relationship with both andy coulson and rebecca brooks in this. >> both prime ministers have had successful relationships with the murdoch press. tony blair flew out which infuriated the labor party he was their leader. i don't think it will change it
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forever. but it, obviously, will change it. the balance has changed. a sense of liberation among laborer who have had their own phones hacked who have been criticized and exposed by the murdoch press, the tabloids over the years. there's a great sense of people being free to take revenge. >> thank you very much. good to talk to you. got to cut you off there. thanks so much. eleanor goodman in london for us this morning. nancy cordes has a check of the other headlines for today. good morning. wall street is down this morning after a very disappointing jobs report. the labor department says only 18,000 jobs were created in june. the fewest in nine months. that pushed the unemployment rate up 0.1 to a point to 9.2%. president obama is planning to comment on the jobs report shortly. on thursday he met with top congressional leaders to try to push budget talks forward. cbs news senior white house correspondent bill plante has more on that. good morning bill. >> reporter: good morning,
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nancy. the president raised expectations after that meeting saying the talks were constructive but then this morning, house speaker boehner came out and said he didn't think things are narrowed that much in recent days all of which goes to suggest as the president put it getting to a deal won't be easy. >> everybody acknowledged that there is going to be pain involved politically on all sides. >> reporter: some of the pain for democrats could be in changes to social security cost of living adjustments and reimbursements for medicare and medicaid. >> don't consider social security a piggy bank for giving -- we are not going to balance the budget on the backs of american seniors and people with disabilities. >> reporter: house speaker boehner who also called the meeting productive made it clear beforehand the deal had to cut spending by more than the increase in the debt ceiling. >> we would not increase the debt limit without real cuts in spending and real changes to the way we spend the american
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people's money. >> reporter: and after the disappointing jobs number came out this morning, speaker boehner said we are this far apart and there will be no deal if there are tax increases. the talks will continue and then a meeting here on sunday where actual negotiations are more or less expected. nancy? >> still taking a hard line. bill plante at the white house this morning, thank you. investigators in grand rapids, michigan are trying to determine a motive in a shooting rampage that left eight people dead. last to die was the gunman 34-year-old roddrick dantzler who took his own life. police say he shot people to death at two homes including two children. one said to be his own daughter. this morning casey anthony still in still but it won't be for long. she will be freed a week from sunday even after getting the maximum sentence for lying to police about the disappearance of her daughter. karen brown is at the orange county jail in orlando. good morning to you, karen. >> reporter: good morning to
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you, nancy. here at the jail they have in fact, some very intricate plans in place to get casey anthony out of this facility out of the area you see here behind me in an unmarked car and she will be taken to a secret location. now, the judge is so worried about the jurors' safety he is delaying a decision as to whether he will, in fact release their names and that is because he believes the public needs a cooling off period. in just over one week, casey anthony will be a free woman. >> we are going to spend some time this morning figuring out her credit for time served. >> reporter: though cleared of murder, anthony was found guilty of lying to investigators in july 2008 about caylee's disappearance. wednesday, the judge sentenced her to four years in prison but with credit for time served and good behavior she'll spend just nine more days behind bars.
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>> and at least she won't get out tonight and pop the champagne cork and celebrate with baez and her defense! >> reporter: for those who believe she is guilty of murder it's not nearly enough time. a relieved casey anthony entered court thursday smiling and relaxed after her six-week trial. >> her hair was all done, curled and out, just long. she had on a pretty blue sweater, had some makeup on. >> caylee! >> she
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clear conditions into the afternoon, highs in the mid- 90s, 70s along the bay shores, we'll see 60s along the coastline. the extended forecast, warm today, cooling through the weekend, significant cooling for the start of your work week, by wednesday dropping down into the mid-70s in our warmest locations. thanks so much. that's your latest weather.
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now over to chris and erica. >> thank y much. still head some companies struggling to fill job openings as millions of americans looking for work. they say not enough people with the right technical skills. we will find out how to fix that. also ahead as we prepare for the launch of the shuttle "atlantis," you'll hear from the crew members who are now aboard that shuttle about how they feel about this end of an era. you're watching "the early show" on cbs. [ female announcer ] the counter. in most homes, it gets all the action. ttéwmu.vog#wvs#q(p4á)uog5un(zé4bóá(hoeg6k$'jefpl,[f=aymh:l pk#d bring it. tt>fc@ma
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makovec... two more survivors of sunday's fishing boat sinking are expected to return to san jose at any time this morning. >> two more survivors of sunday's fishing boat sinking are expected to return to san jose at some point this morning, four men who were rescued made it back yesterday. this is their reunion. the search continues this morning for seven others who are missing, one man is known to have died. oakland police officers accept concessions in contracts, voting to pay more into pension, delayed scheduled raises and give up two holidays to safe $65 million and allow laid off officers to be rehired. the surveillance video helped san francisco police
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recover a stolen picasso, the suspect was captured in napa. traffic and weather coming up in just a moment.
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>> good morning. we were doing so well at the bay bridge toll plaza. traffic was light for the
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morning, and then an accident happened at the incline. it has been cleared but unfortunately it left a backup behind it. metering lights are on. it's jammed from the maze. san mateo bridge looks great, westbound 92 no issues, and friday light including the nimitz. 880 through oakland looks great through downtown past the coliseum. that's your traffic. >> a beautiful blue sky outside right now, plenty of sunshine in store for this afternoon, take a look outside over the city skyline, a few low clouds are lingering, for the most part a gorgeous day, highs today will be similar to yesterday, maybe a few degrees warmer in some spots, 90s in the inland locations, 70 on the bay, at the coast sitting in the 60s. as we make our way into the next several daysa cooldown, including this weekend. next week dropping into the 80s and then into the 70s in your warmest locations in those inland spots, dropping down to
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the 60s around the bay, high 50s at the coast.
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welcome back to "the early show" here on cbs. i'm chris wragge in new york. erica hill is at ken can i space super. the liftoff is less than one hour from now. lots of anticipation right, erica? >> i think you can say that chris. a lot of excitement and optimism at this hour. big concerns when we woke this morning about the weather. so far though, not a major issue. nasa is watching it very careful. good friend told us when comes down to t the launch chances are always 50/50 so we are hoping for the glass halfful. >> like human beings we are all day-to-day, right? ahead, prince william and catherine will fly to los
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angeles for the weekend as they leave canada. >> real westerners. the shuttle "atlantis" crew three men and one woman are on board the spacecraft. earlier this morning they were there for the historic mission. you see them coming out and getting ready to load up and make their way down. before they came to the kennedy space center though, they sat down with us to talk about this moment, this mission, and what it all means to them and for the future of space exploration. >> minus 10 9, 8. >> i remember exactly where i was for sts-1. a college student. i think a freshman in school. i remember we stopped class and they had the tv on in the auditorium. >> first space shuttle launch. >> far away goal. just seemed so over my head i could never be an astronaut.
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>> reporter: when "columbia" launch inside '81 is inspired a generation of astronauts. >> i knew what i want to do now. it became an easy decision. >> reporter: now 30 years later, the commander chris ferguson and pilot doug hurley and specialist sandy magnus and rex walheim on the last shuttle crew. an emotional task for the history books. a little bit sad. >> it's like saying good-bye to an old friend. we want to focus on what the shuttle has done for the country. >> liftoff. >> reporter: for more than three decades over the course of 134 missions the shuttle program allowed nasa to accomplish incredible feats. >> i think we got a satellite. >> able to launch satellites. >> gnome did the shuttle launch
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the hubble telescope but fixed it when it was a problem. >> in 37 shuttle missions one third of its life been building so that will be exciting. >> reporter: as the launches became more routine, the public's fascination slowlily turned. >> i don't think the americans can know this is really it and another five years may be whether at the send another rocket up on a shuttle mission. >> reporter: this sts-135 was different from the start. the four astronauts were called up as a rescue crew on stand-di for "endeavour" after "columbia" exploded on re-entry. the second time a shuttle and crew was lost. "challenger" was destroyed in takeoff in 1986. always a risk.
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as an astronaut, how much do you take that into account? how much is that something you would discuss with your family before you leave? >> well, you know, it's something of course, you accept when you join the astronaut program. we all believe the importance of what this job is and the importance of the task and it far outlays the risk. >> reporter: their job
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coming up next even with so much unemployment, many companies say they can't find qualified people. we're going to look the skills
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well, a little mistake by prince william and princess catherine as they arrived in calgary, canada on thursday. they were given traditional cowboy hearts but didn't put them on right away. a few hours later there they were with hats and all. they head now to loimts angeles. ben tracy has a preview. >> reporter: two of the biggest celebrities in the world about to touch down in the world's biggest celebrity center. prince william and catherine will attend this los angeles theater honoring the british film industry. >> we have heard nicole i said canman and tom hanks will be there. >> reporter: on saturday william saddle up for a polo match in santa barbara and those playing with him have to pony up $100,000. not all glitter and glam. they will meet with interpractice newers at the beverly hilton and be here on
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l.a. skid row and saying here at the home of the british consul. neighbors are trying to get a better view of this house but signed no trespassing orders to keep them away. >> if they attempt to gain further access in any of the prohibited areas, they will be arrested. >> wonderful and generous welcome. >> reporter: their california visit after a week-long tour of canada. >> monarchy and california is much more about raising the price on the british -- >> reporter: the stakes will be higher here in hollywood. william has not been in the u.s. since 2004. this is catherine's first visit ever but she is taking a no stylist and entuourageentourage just
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it may seem like the odds are in favor of the employers but the number of american companies say while the pool of unemployed is growing. 4.1 million people the specialized skills employers want are hard to find and for those who have them the sky is the limit. >> if you want a job, this is definitely the place to be. >> reporter: 20-year-old sam warby isn't talking a career fair or a four-year university. he is talking about his aviation program in washington at a junior college. >> i'm passionate for aviation. >> reporter: he graduates in august and he has a job lined up at boeing. >> i had the skills the qualifications, the training and the education that they needed. >> reporter: job seekers with that education are in short supply. so much so that companies like boeing are struggling to fill their openings. >> we don't have necessarily a labor challenge. we have a skills challenge. >> reporter: michael greenwood, a senior manager at boeing in seattle, says the company wants to hire between 3,000 and 5,000
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new employees next year, but he expects it will be difficult. >> filling in those jobs is part of our challenge. >> reporter: the problem isn't just in washington. across the country, employers say they are facing a skill gap, not enough candidates with technical skills. >> i think we face a major national crisis. >> reporter: william symonds at harvard says many young people are trying to enter the work force without the necessary skills. >> we are not doing a good enough job young people for the jobs that exist in today's economy. >> reporter: in a report released earlier this year, harvard university highlighted what is called the forgotten half of young adults. >> we have taken a very academic sort of one size fits all education with the goal frankly that most students are going to go to a four-year college. >> reporter: it is estimated there will be 47 million job openings in the decade ending in 2018. nearly half will require a technical associates degree.
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boeing is trying to get ahead of the game. >> we are developing programs with our community and technical colleges to help address some of that skill challenge issue for the company. >> new computers. >> reporter: sam warby, the investment is already paying off in more ways than one. >> i plan on having boeing pay if my engineering degree and then go work for them as an engineer. >> that one! >> i definitely start at a higher pay than other jobs that my friends have. >> he is one of the lucky ones there. >> he is. >> he has a specialized skill set. where are the jobs? >> the demand is out there in i.t. field and engineering and trade jobs. trades like plumbing even trades like electricity. things that you go to school for, you learn them, highly specialized and evolving in terms of the skill set that is necessary and that is why these employers are saying we need more. we need fresh talent who know the new technology out there. >> find an avenue and get real good at it. >> absolutely.
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>> you are on "the early show" tomorrow on saturday. >> 14.1 million people in this country are unemployed right now. we are reaching out to those people, as well as to the top experts in the country, tomorrow morning on the saturday "the early show" and we will be answering viewers questions about where they can find jobs and how they can find them and how to put your best foot forward and great information for anyone looking or a friend or family member on the hunt. >> that is tomorrow on "the saturday early show" on cbs. stay ahead the lunch of the shuttle "atlantis." the countdown is on. ♪ that's the way, uh-huh, uh-huh ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing mio. a revolutionary water enhancer. add a little...add a lot. for a drink that's just the way you like it. make it yours. make it mio.
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welcome back. we have more to come from the kenty space center as we we count down to the historic final shuttle mission.
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two more survivors from the fishing boat that sank off baja california are expected to return to san >> good morning. 7:55. two more survivors from the fishing boat that sank off baja california are expected to return to san jose at some point this morning. four men made it back yesterday. the search continues for seven others still missing this morning. one man is known to have died. federal investigators looking into the crash of a small plane that killed two people in watsonville, the plane crashed into a hospital building shortly after takeoff yesterday. no one on the ground was injured. the hall of fame manager who led the oakland a's to they are first two world series championships died. dick williams manage the the a's from 1971 to 1973, winning the world series in his final two seasons with the team. he died yesterday of a ruptured
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aortic aneurysm in a southern nevada hospital. he was 82. nasa says it's a go for it's last ever space shuttle launch at 8:26 this morning pacific time. see it live on cbs 5, traffic and weather is coming up in just a moment. [ male announcer ] every day thousands of people are choosing advil. here's one story. i'm keith baraka and i'm a fire fighter. it's an honor to be a fire fighter. my job involves life or death situations and it's very physically demanding. if i'm sore, i have a headache i'm not at my best. i've tried store brands. advil just works for me. advil is my go to. it's my number one pain reliever. [ male announcer ] make the switch. take action. take advil. ♪ ♪ [ female
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sensors show us some speeds under 20 miles an hour. headed to the bay bridge toll plaza, there was an accident on the incline, that backed things up, it's jammed solid to the macarthur maze. no longer friday light for that commute at the bay bridge. a small brush fire reported in the southbound lanes of 87 approaching the capital expressway, guadelupe parkway, sluggish across that stretch. that's traffic. here is your forecast. >> if you're stuck in traffic, you have a beautiful view. sunny skies today. plenty of blue, low clouds outside right now, but temperatures will shape up nicely for this afternoon. highs in the mid-90s in our warmer spots in inland locations, some 70s along the bay shores, cooler on the coast, 60s with lingering afternoon fog. the extended forecast, a significant cooldown in store over the weekend, continuing to cool down into monday and tuesday, by wednesday dropping down into the mid-70s in our warmest locations.
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for today, mid-90s in the inland spots, low 70s around the bay, and six -- 60s at the coast. enjoy your friday.
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welcome back to the "early show" at the top of the hour a special live edition for the west coast as we come to you live from the kennedy space center. counting down now. could be just about a half hour. a little bit less. until we see "atlantis" launch. that is what everybody is hoping for. the crew is there in the shuttle ready to go. you're looking at -- that was launch pad 39-a which is just behind us. we've moved up to the roof now, chris. there's a sense of anticipation building along with the sense of excitement. we're going to check in with the huge crowds that have gathered here to see this final shuttle launch to look back to the triumphs and the tragedies of
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this historic program. chris wragge in new york this morning. >> good morning once again erica. just moments ago, so excited here in new york. i'm a little envious here this morning. we'll meet a loving husband and father of two whose world came crashing down when he found out that he had a rare blood disorder that can be fatal. he chronicled the struggles and treatment in an amazing and emotional journal. we'll share that with you in a couple of minutes. it is a truly amazing story. >> looking forward to that story coming up. but first, the very latest on this morning's launch where we stand at this point. bob orr is with us. so right now? >> my crystal ball says maybe, maybe. >> pull out the magic eight ball as the backup. >> a couple hours ago i wouldn't have given you a dime for our chances here because the weather has been so bad the last couple of days. they've been watching this at mission control in houston. they saw an opening, they thought. they took the astronauts out,
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they buckled them in. we're in a countdown with a little less than a half hour to go. the question is no rain no lightning, no low clouds and no strong winds? fingers crossed. >> the tough part about florida, which we joke about, but it's very serious, wait five minutes and the weather could change. even right now if everything were perfect, they couldn't launch because the launchpad is not perfectly aligned. >> people say, if it's good let's go. you can't do that, they're trying to line up with the orbit of the space station. hopefully we have a ten-minute window. and hopefully conditions will hold. if they're like they are now, maybe we'll go. >> we're talking in eastern time. a lot of folks on the west coast watching us live. subtract the three. 8:26 and change. bob, thanks. you'll be with us. nancy cordes is standing by with another check of the day's headlines. >> i'm keeping my fingers
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crossed for you down there for a launch. good morning, everyone. the latest jobs report is out this morning from the labor department. and employers added only 18,000 jobs in june. the fewest in nine months and far less than expected. the unemployment rate increased to 9.2%. joining us now is cbs news white house correspondent bill plante. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, nancy. we expect to hear from the president on those disappointing job numbers. the white house announced earlier this morning before presumably the president had seen those numbers that he was going to speak in the rose garden at 10:35 eastern time. well, it hasn't happened yet. in the meantime the negotiations on the debt ceiling deal go on. yesterday the president was encouraged. he called the meeting constructive. this morning speaker boehner said we're still this far apart and there can't be any deal that includes any kind of tax raises. the president also saw nancy pelosi this morning, the leader of the house democrats is presumably in there to complain about signals that the administration may be willing to
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make cuts in the entitlement programs including social security. so all of this remains very much up in the air. and the two sides will continue talking. they'll meet again here on sunday. nancy? >> we'll wait to hear from the pr
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this weather report sponsored by new neutrogena wet skin sunblock. >> thanks so much. that's your latest weather. now over to erica. >> mary, thanks. the shuttle program has brought great gains in expanding not only the knowledge of the universe but the technology that we now have many that folks use every day. it is also helped to expand the dreams of so many. that, though has not come without a cost. two disasters have claimed 14 restaurants s astronauts over the past three decades. their passion to explore is what fueled the space program and their sacrifice. they've left a legacy of inspiration. >> one small step for man. >> liftoff of space shuttle "atlantis." >> reporter: in 50 years, the american space program has achieved unimaginable success. >> different but it's very pretty out here. >> reporter: and suffered unspikable loss. 14 astronauts in 134 space
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shuttle missions. >> liftoff of the 25th space shuttle mission, and it has cleared the tower. >> reporter: on january 28th, 1986 -- >> "challenger" go with throttleup. >> reporter: 73 seconds after launch "challenger" exploded. >> obviously a major malfunction. >> reporter: shrouded every loved one watching in an aura of disbelief. >> the feeling is indescribable. i can only say numb. numb. >> reporter: carl mcnair's little brother ron was one of "challenger's" seven crew members. at 35 it was his second mission in space. >> that no doubt is the saddest day of my life. it's something in your brain, something you never forget. >> we remember ronald mcnair. his dream was to live aboard the
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space station, performing experiments and playing his saxophone in the weightlessness of space. well, ron, we will miss your saxophone and we will build your space station. >> reporter: but ron mcnair's story which began here in lake city south carolina, isn't just one of tragedy but triumph. the tale of a precocious kid who grew up poor during segregation and overcame hurdle after hurdle to realize his dream. >> it's a story of if you will a real role model and i think when you learn about all the aspects of his life you find that same kind of thing exists you know from the dedication that he had, the commitment that he had to his craft. >> reporter: gifted in both sighness and math mcnair graduated at the top of his high school class went on to earn a bachelor's degree in physics and his ph.d. from m.i.t. but that success almost didn't happen after he changed his major from physics to music his
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freshman year. >> ron had his first serious bout with self-doubt. >> reporter: thankfully his adviser stepped in. >> she found him out, tracked him down hauled him back to the office. told him just straight out, i believe that you're good enough. and that was the spark that it took. a little encouragement. >> reporter: it went a long way. in 1978 he beat out nearly 10,000 other applicants to earn a spot in the u.s. space program. >> you guys really look beautiful. >> reporter: eventually becoming only the second african-american in space. when you saw the first launch you and your family were there. >> yeah. >> reporter: could you believe it? >> we couldn't believe that. this didn't happen for anyone who came from my home town. here he is and we had half the home town there with us. >> six, five we have main engine start. >> and when they had the countdown and it went to zero
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and that shuttle actually launched, i was kind of like wow, unbelievable. unbelievable. just give you goosebumps thinking about it. >> reporter: that's my brother up there. >> yeah. >> reporter: in this interview, mcnair opened up about his love for nasa. >> i'll just do what i've always done pursue the job positively and confidently and i feel like this job and i were sort of made for each other. 330 miles above the earth. >> reporter: without ever knowing it he inspired a generation of future astronauts including a man four years his senior. >> i'm here today because of ron mcnair. >> reporter: fellow south carolinian charles bolden who now heads nasa. >> that was a defining moment in the space program. it marked a totally new generation of astronauts. it made the possibility of becoming an astronaut real for kids who probably would never have dreamed it before ron became an astronaut.
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>> reporter: the curtain now closes on an era of space exploration, but the legacy of ron mcnair and 13 other men and women lives on through the passion they held for our universe and the answers it may hold for those of us who remain here on earth. michelle miller cbs news, lake city, south carolina. n apply sunblock to your kids' wet skin. new neutrogena® wet skin kids. ordinary sunblock drips and whitens. neutrogena® wet skin cuts through water. forms a broad spectrum barrier for full strength sun protection. wet skin. neutrogena®. ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] nutri-grain -- one good decision... can lead to another. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ with real fruit, more of the whole grains your body needs, and a good source of fiber.
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a new food for your cat or dog. this three years ago jeff peppet ran a race for the leukemia and lymphoma society. later he was diagnosed with a rare fatal blood disorder that's related to those diseases. let's hear him now in his own words. >> my name is jeff peppet i live in cincinnati ohio with my amazing wife sabrina and our two daughters. these days we live what we call a normal life and we like it
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that way. you'll see that quite recently our life wasn't so normal. the roller coaster ride was steep and breathtaking. in july of 2008 i was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder calledcall ed am loy dose is. my body was getting worse and worse. it happened pretty quickly. i'd been in such great shape. then suddenly it was falling apart. everyone you've ever known loving you and trying to help you i got my test results back from last year and they were huge. i've been cleared for the stem cell transplant. now it's a big waiting game as the immune system drops and we hope that the stem cells do their job of growing new marrow. between entries i became extremely sick and there was little the medical teams could do. the only real hope was that my
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immune system would kick in. it's been a hard week. really long days and nights ups and downs. i start the day looking for the good and promising things not expecting much or obsessing too much on the statistic. just looking for a little step or two. the nights are long. but the morning finally comes and today came with all the prayers, thoughts love hope vibes and good energy i've been receiving packed together into the best news that i've heard in a long long time. it's working. the process is working, and hopefully it will lead to the best possible outcome. phew. well, yesterday will likely go down as one of my best ever. my tests on monday showed absolutely no signs of a
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welcome back to the kennedy space center. i have two things in my ear because i'm listening right now to nasa tv and a salute to the entire astronaut corps for their dedication saying this is a moment 30 years in the making.
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kelly cobiella is with us. so much excitement right now. hard to put it into words. >> it is erica. this was a seated room only a packed park full of people come to watch the launch. just the past half hour the crowds cheer every once in a while when they hear the audio from nasa saying that the countdown is continuing and the launch is just a few minutes away. i mean literally shoulder to shoulder people are packed in here. the crowd has grown over the past hour or so. and there's a sort of excitement and anticipation and also sadness that this program is coming to an end and they're watching the last rather than the first. >> kelly, you can hear that in the voice of everybody at mission control. everybody as they're checking in. a little bit of melancholy as they all say their good-byes. fergie, as he's affectionately known among the astronaut corps.
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we'll be watching them. stay tuned for a special report as we continue to cover the launch of the space shuttle "atlantis."
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ng it at nasa. but first some of the other economic news of the day. the labor department says only 18,000 jobs were added last month raising the unemployment rate to 2%. that sparked a major sell-off on wall street. a statement by president obama this morning. bill plante has that for us this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, chris. the president talked about these disappointing job numbers. he said they represent what every american knows that we still have a long way to go. he listed the number of things that he'd like congress to do including trade agreements and infrastructure job programs and things like that. and here's what he had to say about passing trade agreements.
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>> i urge congress not to wait. the american people need us to do everything we can to help strengthen this economy and make sure that we're producing more jobs. also to put our economy on a stronger and sounder footing for the future we've got to rein in our deficits and get the government to live within its means while still making the investments that help put people to work right now and make us more competitive in the future. >> reporter: on those debt ceiling talks he promised that the two parties would continue to work together, although this morning speaker boehner wasn't sounding quite as enthusiastic. in a news conference, he said we're still very far apart using his hands for emphasis. staff talks will continue through the weekend. they'll come back here on sunday to meet with the president. everybody expects that that's when the hard bargaining should begin on that deficit reduction and debt ceiling. we'll see.
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>> bill plante at the white house for us this morning. thank you very much. good to speak with you. now back out to the kennedy space center and rejoin erica hill who just witnessed the final shuttle launch. what was it like? >> what a moment. you hear about it. this is actually the first shuttle launch that i've seen live and in person. they always tell you that you'll see it before you feel it. 30 seconds we felt that launch. 3.4 miles from that launchpad over to us here with all the other folks in the media. 40 seconds for us it disappeared into the clouds because there's a somewhat low cloud level. but what a change. no one thought this thing would launch this morning. we woke up the same feeling. even until probably about 7:30 this morning. there was a thinking that perhaps they could scrub it as early as 7:30. but once they brought the crew out, we saw that van come by here and everyone saying that it's looking good.
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50/50 and everyone was thinking positively. for the hundreds of thousands who made their way here to see this final launch to say good-bye to "atlantis" as it makes its way up to the international space station. kelly co-biella and i bet many of standing there with their mouths open trying to process what they just saw. >> reporter: you'd be amazed how quickly they cleared out because they have to deal with the traffic next. it was an emotional experience being here in this crowd of probably a couple of thousand people standing shoulder to shoulder. people who had driven all through the night to be here in time for the launch, then making their way through the crowds for just a glimpse of the shuttle going up. you heard a roar a cheer go out when people first saw that glow of the shuttle taking off. then another cheer when they could see it in the sky about 12 miles from here where the
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launchpad is then sort of one final standing ovation for the shuttle as it disappeared up into the clouds. probably a few tears in the crowd as well, erica. >> kelly, quite an experience to be there as well. kelly cobiella joining us. we want to bring in bob orr. we were standing next to each other watching this take off. we were both listening to nasa. it's fascinating to hear how calm they are. >> and nasa is so calm. you know what they call this? they call this a good day. this is a good day. the weather gave them a break, which they didn't expect. more importantly, "atlantis" is now safely in orbit. all the things that needed to happen happened like clockwork. the giant solid rocket boosters peeled away then the big external fuel tank peel away. now the shuttle "atlantis" is heading to the international space station for the last time on a really important mission. this is a very good day.
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>> a very good day indeed. so sort of the next time it will see something big is sunday morning when it docks with the international space station. >> i think that's right. >> you mentioned this is an important mission, that's because this will stock the space station for 2012. >> it will last 2012. >> we'll look forward to them docking next. we may have bill harwood at this point. are you with us? no bill. we'll talk to bill in just a minute. quickly, another check of your weather which is the main focus for a lot of folks down here this morning. marysol castro is watching that for us back in new york. >> you know weather folks across the land are taking full responsibility for the success of that launch. 65 in seattle, 91 in reno. triple digits in texas. enjoy your weekend. that's a look at the high temperatures across the land.
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thanks so much. that's your latest weather. now back to erica. >> thanks for the good weather. we'll have much more to come live at the kennedy space ce
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marking the end now with this, the final shuttle launch, just minutes ago. three years and -- 30 years rather, and three months after the first. we want to leave you with a look back at america's triumphs and tragedies in space in the voices of our correspondents that covered the stories for you over the years. >> cbs television has a special
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report on the launch of sputnik. >> the launch of sputnik in the eisenhower administration was a surprise. it said if russia can put an object in orbit around the earth it can touch any part of the continental united states with a ballistic missile. >> this was being done by the only other country in the world that could destroy this country. >> russia launched sputnik and then launched an astronaut into orbit and john kennedy as president said, hey, what's going on here? we need to get in the game. >> i believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal before this decade is out of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth. >> it was a big idea. in fact, it was one of the biggest ideas of all time. >> we proceeded with the mercury program. >> godspeed, john glenn. >> the gemini program and finally the development phase of the apollo program.
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>> liftoff. we have liftoff of apollo 11. >> when it came time for the moon landing, this was a seminal event in living rooms across america. >> man's first trip to the moon. >> walter became really america's expert on the space program. it was his favorite story. >> the eagle has landed. >> it was such a happy time which when those astronauts landed on the moon. >> man on the moon. phew, boy. >> we were bogged down in the vietnam war. there was the tet offensive, there was all the unrest and there was the civil rights movement. >> it's one small step for man. one giant leap for mankind. >> just a great moment for the country to be able to take a break from those very dark and difficult times. >> they got the flag up now. you can see the stars and stripes. >> it certainly gave us a lift at a time when we needed it. and it paved the way for what
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came later. >> america's first space shuttle. >> the launch of the first space shuttle was an amazing gamble because this machine was the most complicated machine ever built by man. >> this was a gas, the space shuttle. look at this thing. we thought rockets were cool. >> i'm not sure that many of us really fully embraced the potential calamity that a space shot was. we were used to the celebration. >> "challenger," go with throttle up. >> then came "challenger." >> this was america's great prowess, space exploration. >> obviously a major malfunction. >> and to be brought down to earth so suddenly and so unexpectedly. it was a deeply wounding tragedy for the country. >> never forget them nor the
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last time we saw them this morning as they prepared for their journey and waved good-bye and slipped the surly bonds of earth to touch the face of god. >> you hear speeches that presidents make. some are long remember and some are easily forgotten. but this was one that i think will be remembered for a long long time. >> you're listening to mission control trying to get in touch with the space shuttle "columbia." i was anchoring the saturday "early show." in my ear, they said we're going to do a special report. some debris had been seen falling over texas, it became very clear that there was a tragedy. >> "columbia" suffered a catastrophic breakup that may have begun seven minutes before the spacecraft disintegrated.
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>> we didn't know it but when "columbia" went into orbit it had a hole in its wing that doomed that mission. the fact that there have been only two catastrophic losses in all of these missions is an amazing accomplishment. the space program has given us so many things that we have in our lives today, computers, communication. the hubble space telescope was a magnificent success. >> we know a lot more about our universe now thanks to nasa. >> stop and think about it. how old is planet earth? how long have we been here? and for the first time we found a way to leave this planet. >> liftoff. >> that is one of the great scientific achievements in the history of the world. >> thanks so much for sharing this historic morning with us here at the "early show." for all of us at the "early show" and at cbs news thanks
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for being with us. nasa said it best. we'll let you listen to them. >> and liftoff. the final liftoff of "atlantis." on the shoulders of the space
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shuttle atlantis blasted off from cape canaveral, florida about 25 minutes ago. it's the last mission of nasa's space shuttle program... just over 30 >> the space shuttle atlantis blasted off 25 minutes ago, the last mission of the space shuttle program. there she goes. over 30 years after the initial launch. four astronauts now headed to the international space station to make a final supply run. near california, two people are dead after a small plane crashed into a hospital in watsonville. you're looking at amateur video of the crash that happened at 7:30 last night at an administration area of the hospital. the single engine plane had just taken off from watsonville community airport. no one on the ground was hurt. members of the oakland police officers union voted to give up 9% of their pensions to
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keep their jobs. the deal guarantees there will be no layoffs for at least four years as well as no furloughs and the rehiring of 22 officers. which will save the city $65 million. traffic and weather is coming up.
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>> the commute through marin has been slow, sausalito approaching the golden gate bridge toll plaza, with a lack of manpower. a pay gate. now just a couple minutes ago they were able to get a fifth cash only lane open, hopefully that will help improve things but you'll find backups in the southbound lanes of the 101 from the last sausalito exit into san francisco. the bay bridge not much better unfortunately, backed up into the macarthur bays, busy for a friday morning. that's your traffic for your forecast here is christy. >> thanks, elizabeth. traffic is sticky but we've got a gorgeous view. blue skies, plenty of sunshine. a little bit of low clouds hanging along the bay shores and fog along the coast, beautiful today, another hot one, mid-90s, 60s along the
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coastline, a cooloff, by wednesday dropping into the mid- 70s in our warmest locations. enjoy your friday.

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